Sunday, April 29, 2018

April Preemie Blanket - CAL Day 29

Morning lovely crocheters!
Wow, here we are onto the border! How incredible is that! I can hardly believe that we're almost finished with our blankets. Just a little more to go, and we can call it a done and dusted.

You will need:

4.5mm hook
DK/8ply/light worsted weight yarn in minimum of 6 colours.

Yarn Note: I did not start with complete balls. All 6 of my balls were originally 100g balls with a little of each used. They are a mix of Stylecraft Special DK, King Cole Pricewise and Moda Vera Marvel 8ply for my 6 colours. You could choose 6 colours and follow my colour changes, or you could make every line a different colour (excellent way to use scraps) or you could even use some self striping yarn, or a solid colour.

Colour Changes: I change my colours by completing the last yarn over and pull through of the last stitch in the row with the new colour for the next row, so I don't have to join with slip stitches. Of course, this means you'll have to redo that one last stitch each day as you won't know what colour is next, but the finished piece will be much neater this way.

My Colours are

A - Beige
B - Blue
C - Dark Blue
D - Tan
E - Mint/Turquoise

F - Dark Grey

Day 29

With C
NOTE: If you need to remember which are the corners, place a stitch marker into the 2nd sc of each 3sc on all 4 corners.

43: Rejoin your yarn to the start of this row (Into the first dc cluster), so that the border is on the correct side.

Ch1, turn, sc in each stitch and chain across, 3sc in the last stitch, turn your blanket clockwise and sc evenly down the side, working into the ends of the rows, when you reach the next corner, turn your work again clockwise and do 3sc into the first ch from the very first round, work a sc into each of the chains until you reach the next corner, make 3sc into the last of the chains and turn again clockwise. Work up the last side of the piece in sc, again in the ends of the rows. When you reach the first sc from this round, do 2 more sc's into that same stitch, then join to the first sc.

With F
44: Ch3, dc in each stitch around, with the exception of the corner stitches (marked from the last round) in which you will place 3dc. Join to the first dc.

NOTE: If you want to make your border any larger, this is where you would do it. Tomorrow's row is the finishing edge.
If you want more stripes in your border, change colours, and dc around, always being sure to make 3dc in the corners, so the blanket doesn't curl in there.

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